Kathryn Rose Kueppers, Author Miss America Enthusiast
Kathryn is a President's List graduate of Saint Paul College with an AAS in Culinary Arts. She is now an Honor Society student attending Minnesota State University - Mankato where she is pursuing her degree in Family and Consumer Science Education. Kathryn won the title of Miss Minnesota 2019 in June of 2019 and competed for the title of Miss America on December 19, on NBC from the Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino in Connecticut. She has been awarded over $30,000 in educational scholarships from her participation in the Miss America organization. Due to the worldwide pandemic and cancellation of the national competition in 2020, Kathryn remained Miss Minnesota for an additional year... a record 734 days, passing along her crown to Elle Mark, Miss Minnesota 2021.
Kathryn's Social Impact Initiative is The Invisible Crown, a comprehensive online resource dedicated to the Miss America program. Upon giving up her title as Miss Minnesota, her initiative has turned into Invisible Crown Productions, where she will continue to create relevant content about this program.
In her free time, Kathryn loves baking, reading, vintage clothing, singing jazz, and listening to Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole & Ella Fitzgerald. She is also a member of the high energy touring band Shirts and Skins, and can often be found performing with them on weekends throughout the Midwest.